Beetles alone may well represent 90% or more of the biodiversity on Earth. There should be plenty of fodder for discussion here.
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This wee cutie joined me as I watched for moths...too colourful to ignore.…Continue
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I found this odd-looking 14mm-long beetle on the shingles at the back door light last evening. I was quickly able to ID it using Tom Murray's "Insects of New England and New York" as a male Forked…Continue
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Could you post your image below as a new discussion? I have found its ID and it would be useful to have it as a discussion rather than a comment which will soon be buried. If you do not know quite how to do that, may I suggest having a gander at Jimmy's excellent step-by-step video on adding a new discussion to a group:
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This is a 14-spotted Lady Beetle (Propylaea quatuordecimpunctata), one of the species that has been introduced from Europe. They appear to be the most abundant species as adults right now. While this one is distinctly orange-tinted, comppare the pattern of black markings with those from this individual:
In answer to Mary's question, the beetle that is presently serving as the "group icon" is Brachiacantha ursina, also known as the Ursine Anthill Lady Beetle (cf John Acorn's Ladybugs of Alberta) or the Orange-spotted Lady Beetle (cf Bugguide.net). We found this lovely Lady Beetle last Wednesday at Kouchibouguac, and Ron Arsenault had found it on Milkweed in the Mapleton Park parking lot off Gorge Rd a couple of years ago as well.
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